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GASOLINE TAX
(2008-05-13)
(wgvu) - A REPUBLICAN PLAN TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND
MICHIGAN'S SALES TAX ON GASOLINE FOR THE SUMMER DRIVING SEASON IS
DRAWING OPPOSITION FROM DEMOCRATS WHO SAY THE STATE CAN'T AFFORD
IT.
HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE PROPOSED SUSPENDING THE STATE'S 6 PERCENT
SALES TAX ON GASOLINE THROUGH LABOR DAY. THAT WOULD SAVE MOTORISTS
MORE THAN 20 CENTS A GALLON AT CURRENT PRICES.
THE PLAN COULD COST THE STATE TREASURY MORE THAN $200 MILLION.
REPUBLICANS SAY SCHOOL FUNDING WOULD BE PROTECTED BY USING A BUDGET
SURPLUS FROM LAST FISCAL YEAR, BUT DEMOCRATS SAY THERE ISN'T AN
AVAILABLE SURPLUS.
SPOKESPEOPLE FOR GOVERNOR GRANHOLM AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAID THE
PLAN WOULD TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM SCHOOLS AND OTHER PROGRAMS.

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